OVO presents a bold, imaginative and surprising jazz musical remix of Oscar Wilde’s “trivial comedy for serious people”.
Jack loves Gwendolen, Algernon loves Cecily, but both of them are engaged to the roguish Ernest - much to the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell.
The only problem is that Ernest doesn’t actually exist and - when his true identity is revealed - being “earnest” takes on a whole new meaning…
Mistaken identity and romance collide with cucumber sandwiches and a handbag as Cecily and Gwendolen battle it out over Beyonce and Lady Bracknell channels Lizzo, while a cast of Bright Young Things Charleston to Queen, Daft Punk and The Beach Boys.
The Importance of Being Earnest is, quite simply, one of the funniest plays ever written in the English language, and it retains its ability to entertain and amuse some 127 years after it was written.
★★★★★ "A simply astonishing show" Sardines Magazine (The Winter's Tale)
★★★★★ “Bursting with energy, originality and laugh-out-loud moments” The Review Chap (Henry V)
★★★★ “Delivered with don’t-give-a-toss energy, it is an inventive and laugh-out-loud remodelling.” Daily Express (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
★★★★ “This imaginative interpretation is as clever as it is witty and as moving as it is original… A tour de force.” The Stage (The 39 Steps)
★★★★ "A wonderful production fit for the whole family, set in a beautiful historic open-air theatre, with a brilliant cast." Pocketsize Theatre (The Comedy of Errors)
"Hie thee to St Albans, there’s something a little special here.” Ought to be Clowns (Much Ado About Nothing)